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This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.

This Filipino American Life This Filipino American Life

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 345 Ratings

This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.

    Episode 172 – A TFAL Review of ‘Easter Sunday’

    Episode 172 – A TFAL Review of ‘Easter Sunday’

    In this TFAL episode, we review the much-anticipated film Easter Sunday, the first Filipino American film produced and distributed by a major movie studio. Three out of the four of us were lucky enough to catch an early screening of the film at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood thanks to Gold House, the Coalition...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 171 – Bayan Surf Club – Designing a Lifestyle in Santa Barbara with DJ Javier

    Episode 171 – Bayan Surf Club – Designing a Lifestyle in Santa Barbara with DJ Javier

    If you follow TFAL on IG, a little over a month ago you may have caught a quick story post about Bayan Surf Club / DJ Javier‘s collabo with Vans, and if you were really paying attention, you might have been able to catch the very small window of time where the first fruits of...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 170 – Celebrating Philippine Independence Day

    Episode 170 – Celebrating Philippine Independence Day

    What does it mean to celebrate Philippine Independence Day? Why do we Filipino Americans celebrate it?  What’s the difference between June 12 and July 4 and do people really understand its history? Is the Philippines really “independent”? Yes, we know we’re on Filipino time with this one, but on this TFAL episode, we dive into...

    • 45 min
    Episode 169 – Love letters to Lola | TFAL talks CRESCENCIANA: A Memoir In Words And Illustrations with Kenneth Tan

    Episode 169 – Love letters to Lola | TFAL talks CRESCENCIANA: A Memoir In Words And Illustrations with Kenneth Tan

    In this episode of TFAL, Elaine talks with author and artist Kenneth Tan. This conversation was recorded at a pre-Mother’s Day book event at Belcanto Books in Long Beach, CA. In this conversation we learn about Kenneth’s journey with his Lola and what inspired his beautiful coffee table memoir. Since this conversation was recorded at...

    • 38 min
    Episode 168 – TFAL Goes to Chicago: Entrepreneurship, NFTs, and Sneakers with Francis Almeda and Jeff Masangcay

    Episode 168 – TFAL Goes to Chicago: Entrepreneurship, NFTs, and Sneakers with Francis Almeda and Jeff Masangcay

    This episode rounds out the TFAL crew’s trip to the midwest. On this episode we talk to Francis Almeda, a Chicago based entrepreneur who owns Side Practice Coffee, Reppin Pins, and Filipinoadz. Francis explains what it was like to open a coffee shop in the middle of a pandemic. He also enlightens the crew on...

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 167 – TFAL Goes to Chicago: Arts, Politics, and Community with Ginger Leopoldo and Mark Calaguas

    Episode 167 – TFAL Goes to Chicago: Arts, Politics, and Community with Ginger Leopoldo and Mark Calaguas

    One of the great things about traveling to a different city like Chicago aside from eating the wonderful food and visiting a Michael Jordan monument, is meeting people who have done tremendous work uplifting the Filipino American community. First, we got a chance to talk to Ginger Leopoldo to talk about what it’s like to...

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

xandurrrr ,

thank you

Since moving away from my family and LA for college and eventually a career in biomedical research, I’ve grown quite homesick and more curious about my roots and the experiences of other Filipino Americans. I love the humor , but the serious dives into exploring topics unique to our culture has been revealing and helped with healing. I’ve laughed and I’ve cried. But most of all, I’ve felt seen. Thank you for all your work and being a beacon for our communities.

Chefch3 ,

Dessert Edition

💜💜 Loved Cafe 86. I am an ube lover addict. I will be catching up on all of your podcast. If it wasn’t for ate Ginger fb post I would not know about this podcast. Looks like a great podcast filipino edition american life.

I love leche flan, all cafe 86 pastries specially their ube truffles and ube leche flan cupcake and their halo halo. I also love ubae from Hawaii as well. I also love sansrival, maja blanca, suman, and ube halaya.

Nakakatawa kayo!!! Congrats!!

GFkid ,

I like, but not the repetitive use of “like”

Love the show but a couple of the hosts are constantly using the word “like”, peppered on every sentence. There were times I had to stop listening, even when your topic &/or guests are super interesting, because of how much you like using “like”. And now I’m about to do the same thing. (Ugh)

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